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Leaders in Athens and Berlin wrangled publicly over how to deal with Greece's plea for further assistance as fears of a renewed eurozone recession mounted yesterday.

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With global instability, who wants to be a tourist?updated: Fri Jul 20 2012 08:57:00

A terrorist explosion in Bulgaria. Tourist kidnappings in Egypt. Sometimes violent demonstrations in Greece. A coup in Mali. Deadly drug wars in Mexico. Olympic security failures in England.

'Sacrificed for a future that never came': Family tragedy tells the story of Greeceupdated: Fri May 18 2012 07:12:00

The bank where she died in Athens is still shrouded in green tarpaulin and boarded off with corrugated iron. Graffiti scrawled in black across the front reads: "Traitors" and "killers."

Fear and confusion rule as Greece faces uncertain futureupdated: Thu May 17 2012 09:20:00

Confusion, fear, frustration -- emotions are running high among Greece's people as they face the prospect of new elections next month and massive uncertainty over the country's economic future.

European voters revolt against austerity, cutsupdated: Tue May 08 2012 04:55:00

Europeans are revolting -- against their leaders and established political parties, against an austerity plan 'made in Germany', and against a future that promises declining living standards and shriveling public services.

Getting in gear for the London Gamesupdated: Thu Apr 19 2012 14:47:00

CNN's Jim Boulden talks with Stephen Daldry, who's in charge of the opening and closing ceremonies at the London Games.

Athens issues threat to bond holdoutsupdated: Wed Mar 07 2012 06:28:00

Greece has threatened to default on any of its bondholders who do not take part in a ?206bn debt restructuring that officials believe is key to returning Athens to solvency, a move that turns up the heat on potential holdouts ahead of a deadline on Thursday.

How to profit off the eurozone's woesupdated: Wed Mar 07 2012 06:28:00

Krzysztof Rybinski of Vistula University says he knows how to make money off the eurozone's demise.

'Slash wages to promote European growth'updated: Thu Feb 16 2012 07:04:00

CNN's Emily Reuben reports on how European countries can encourage growth in the economy.

Greek rhetoric turns into battle of willsupdated: Thu Feb 16 2012 07:04:00

The battle of wills between Athens and its eurozone lenders has intensified, with Greece's finance minister accusing "forces in Europe" of pushing his country out of the euro while his German counterpart suggested postponing Greek elections and installing a new government without political parties.

Greek reform package means years of painupdated: Tue Feb 14 2012 11:05:00

Greeks look set to pay a heavy price for the latest bailout package aimed at rescuing the debt-stricken country and preventing the crisis spreading throughout the eurozone.

'New poor' wait in soup kitchen linesupdated: Mon Feb 13 2012 15:21:00

CNN's Matthew Chance reports on the Greek economic crisis and how people on the street are feeling.

Greece cleans up after night of riotingupdated: Mon Feb 13 2012 15:21:00

Anger over Greece's austerity measures exploded in the streets of Athens early Monday as tens of thousands of protesters clashed with police in riots that left 106 police officers and dozens of civilians injured, according to police.

Opinion: Extreme austerity breeds extreme politicsupdated: Mon Feb 13 2012 11:35:00

A seismic shift is taking place in the Greek political system. The series of bailouts and austerity measures implemented during the last two years has led to a fundamental political crisis affecting both the function of government and the standing of key politicians and political parties.

Amid clashes, Greek Parliament approves austerity measuresupdated: Sun Feb 12 2012 20:33:00

Lawmakers in Greece voted early Monday to approve another round of austerity measures, sought in return for a new eurozone bailout of the debt-stricken country, while protests raged in the streets.

Greek PM pushes more austerityupdated: Sun Feb 12 2012 20:33:00

CNN's Matthew Chance reports on new austerity measures approved by Greece's cabinet ahead of a parliamentary vote.

Greece's setbacks and strikesupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 09:11:00

New protests begin in Athens less than 24 hours after EU leaders rejected Greece's proposed bailout deal.

New Greek demands threaten debt dealupdated: Thu Feb 09 2012 09:21:00

Representatives of eurozone bail-out lenders are scrambling this morning to finalise an agreement with the Greek government after last-minute demands by Athens threatened to upend the deal.

Greece takes step closer to defaultupdated: Sun Feb 05 2012 21:36:00

Lucas Papademos, the Greek premier, failed to make party leaders accept harsh terms in return for a second ?130bn bail-out, pushing Athens closer to a disorderly default as early as next month.

Greek fury at plan for EU budget controlupdated: Sun Jan 29 2012 19:15:00

Greece's finance minister angrily rejected a German plan for the eurozone to impose a budget overseer onto Athens in return for a new ?130bn bail-out, saying it would improperly force his country to choose between "financial assistance" and "national dignity".

'Legitimate' concern over Greeceupdated: Sun Jan 29 2012 19:15:00

CNN's Richard Quest talks to former EU commissioner Peter Sutherland about the eurozone economic crisis.

Call for EU to control Greek budgetupdated: Sat Jan 28 2012 04:29:00

The German government wants Greece to cede sovereignty over tax and spending decisions to a eurozone "budget commissioner" to secure a second ?130bn bail-out, according to a copy of the proposal obtained by the Financial Times.

Greek protesters, police clash on death anniversaryupdated: Tue Dec 06 2011 10:22:00

Riot police and protesters clashed Tuesday in central Athens as a student rally was held to mark the third anniversary of the fatal shooting of a teenager by police.

Future of tourism in Greeceupdated: Tue Dec 06 2011 10:22:00

Greek Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Yeroulanos looks to the future for Greece's tourism.

Biden to meet with top Greek, Turkish officialsupdated: Fri Dec 02 2011 20:34:00

On the second day of his planned four-day visit to Turkey and Greece, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden traveled Friday from Ankara to Istanbul, where he is to participate in the Second Global Entrepreneurship Summit, convoked by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Strikers clogs streets of Athensupdated: Fri Dec 02 2011 10:03:00

CNN's Elinda Labropoulou reports on the first general strike under Greece's new interim government.

General strike clogs streets of Athensupdated: Fri Dec 02 2011 10:03:00

The streets of the Greek capital were jammed with tens of thousands of protesters Thursday as unions held a general strike in response to austerity policies and government spending cuts aimed at securing bailout funding for the debt-shackled Greek economy.

Larry Munson, voice of Georgia football, dies at age 89updated: Mon Nov 21 2011 01:28:00

Larry Munson, who earned the adoration of University of Georgia fans as an unabashed Bulldogs supporter while announcing the team's football games for 42 years, died Sunday night at his Athens home, the school said.

Amid Greece's challenges, Kalamata basks in the sunupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 23:50:00

Throughout its history, Greece has been conquered by the Macedonians, the Romans, Persians and, in modern times, the Ottoman Empire and Nazi Germany.

Where in the world ... ?updated: Mon Oct 24 2011 08:59:00

[Updated 3 p.m. ET, Monday, October 24] The photo above was taken Thursday in Athens, Greece, where protesters clashed over the country's tough budget cuts.

Violent clashes occur in Greeceupdated: Thu Oct 20 2011 15:35:00

CNN's Diana Magnay is in Athens as violence flares during a general strike.

Greek lawmakers pass new austerity law despite protests updated: Thu Oct 20 2011 15:35:00

Greek lawmakers voted to approve a new round of tough budget-cutting measures Thursday, despite a second day of angry protests in which one demonstrator died.

Troika warns time running out for Greeceupdated: Thu Oct 20 2011 10:50:00

Greece should get its next ?8bn in international aid, but its economic outlook is deteriorating so rapidly that the second bail-out plan, agreed just three months ago, is no longer adequate to keep Athens afloat, international lenders have determined.

Clashes break out as Greek strikers aim for nationwide shutdownupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 15:21:00

Protesters and police clashed violently in front of the Greek parliament building Wednesday, as tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered in Athens on the first day of a two-day general strike over austerity measures.

Strike brings Athens to a standstillupdated: Wed Oct 05 2011 11:58:00

Large demonstrations are expected to have little effect on Greek austerity measures. Elinda Labropoulou reports.

Marchers shut down central Athens in financial protestupdated: Wed Oct 05 2011 11:58:00

At least 10,000 marchers shut down the center of the Greek capital Wednesday to protest the latest waves of austerity measures announced by the government.

CNNMoney: Stocks end higher for a third dayupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 17:04:00

Stocks rose Tuesday, ending higher for a third day, as investors grew more optimistic about Europe's debt crisis being resolved.

CNNMoney: Greek default fears returnupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 15:24:00

Investors were rattled Friday as worries the Greek government may default on its debts resurfaced.

SI.com: David Epstein: Olympic Games after September 11: more expensive, less patrioticupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 11:59:00

It dawned on me this week that one of the Olympians I covered in Vancouver last year had just begun his bobsled career months before 9/11, and then was an alternate on his first Olympic team in Salt Lake City just months after 9/11. So I gave Steve Mesler, a 2010 gold medalist in four-man bobsled who retired after Vancouver, a call to ask how 9/11 changed things in his corner of the sports world. He recalled president Bush coming to talk to the team before opening ceremonies in Salt Lake City and telling the athletes how important it would be for Americans that they go out and perform their best. He recalled the athletes each being given a copper bracelet bearing the name of a dead New York firefighter or police officer. And he recalled walking toward the Olympic stadium during opening ceremonies and seeing snipers on buildings around the stadium silhouetted like shadow puppets against the evening sky.

Greece vows immediate job cutsupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 09:30:00

Greece's finance minister has said he will implement job cuts immediately in the country's bloated public sector after international lenders turned up the heat on the socialist government.

Greece goes on selling spreeupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 17:55:00

Greece may be late to the privatization game, but it needs to sell state assets for money. CNN's Jim Boulden reports.

Greek austerity protests turn ugly as strike beginsupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 17:55:00

Greek riot police fired tear gas to disperse stone-throwing demonstrators Tuesday, as thousands rallied to protest proposed austerity measures on the first day of a two-day strike.

CNNMoney: Austerity sparks riots in Athensupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 09:37:00

Protests turned violent Tuesday in Greece as police fired tear gas in Athens to disperse stone-throwing demonstrators who had taken to the streets to voice their objection to austerity measures.

People.com: Maria Shriver: How I Relate to Special Olympiansupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 06:49:00

The Special Olympics board member blogs about getting through her 'rough time'

CNNMoney: For Greece: Promise of more money - and painupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 15:38:00

Eurozone finance ministers made clear Monday that they expect Greece to push ahead with a harsh austerity plan, as a condition for getting more bailout money.

CNNMoney: The pain of Greece's crisisupdated: Wed Jun 15 2011 18:07:00

Once again, Greeks are protesting new austerity measures being forced upon them by their European neighbors in exchange for relief from a debt crisis. The streets of Athens are rife with rioters throwing fire bombs and clashing with armored police.

Spain economic protests roll onupdated: Mon May 23 2011 19:23:00

Economic and political protests, fueled by social media networks, continue ahead of elections. CNN's Al Goodman reports.

Marathon mission: Why those final steps are a killerupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 08:30:00

As my CNN colleague Paul Armstrong sprints and I stagger towards the end of the Brighton Marathon in southern England on Sunday, with the traditional words "God Save the Queen," we will curse the wife of King Edward VII for adding 385 yards to the 26 miles that we will already (hopefully) have run.

CNNMoney: Zipcar IPO zooms more than 65%updated: Thu Apr 14 2011 16:56:00

Zipcar shares soared in their market debut Thursday, after the car sharing company's initial public offering raised more money than it had expected.

British plane lands in Greece after bomb threatupdated: Mon Apr 04 2011 20:44:00

A British tourist plane en route to Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, made an emergency landing in Greece after a bomb threat Monday, an Athens airport official said.

Money Magazine: Your will, your moneyupdated: Mon Jan 10 2011 11:38:00

Readers to the rescue. Money magazine readers answer your questions.

Explosion rocks heart of Athensupdated: Thu Dec 30 2010 07:38:00

Police say a bomb threat was phoned in before a motorbike rigged with explosives blew up near a courthouse.

Bomb explodes near Athens courthouseupdated: Thu Dec 30 2010 07:38:00

A strong bomb blast shook one of the main courthouse buildings in central Athens on Thursday morning, Greek police said.

Explosive found in parcel at Greek Embassy in Romeupdated: Mon Dec 27 2010 10:55:00

Italian police on Monday found an explosive package at the Greek Embassy in Rome, the second time in as many weeks that embassies there have received explosives through the mail.

Two embassies hit by blasts in Romeupdated: Mon Dec 27 2010 10:55:00

Chile's embassy is hit by an attack shortly after a bomb exploded at the Swiss Embassy

Report: Anarchist group says it is behind mail bombs at Rome embassiesupdated: Thu Dec 23 2010 19:20:00

An anarchist group claimed credit for a pair of mail bombings Thursday at embassies in Rome, vowing in messages that it plans more such acts to "destroy the systems of domination," the state-run ANSA news agency reports.

Athens police dodge protest fire bombsupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 10:25:00

Journalist John Psaropoulos describes protests in Athens as unions strike over austerity measures.

Greeks protest on anniversary of teen's killingupdated: Mon Dec 06 2010 12:56:00

Demonstrators massed amid tight security in central Athens on Monday for a protest to mark the second anniversary of the killing of a Greek teen by police.

Multiple letter bombs found in Greeceupdated: Fri Nov 05 2010 07:54:00

CNN's Ivan Watson reports from Athens, Greece, where possible letter bombs have been found.

Greece resumes air shipments after bombingsupdated: Fri Nov 05 2010 07:54:00

Greece has resumed air delivery of packages outside the country after a 48-hour suspension, a spokesman for the prime minister's office said Friday.

No bomb in package detonated near Greek parliament, police sayupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 18:38:00

Police cordoned off one of the busiest thoroughfares in the heart of the Greek capital Thursday as a bomb disposal team investigated a suspicious package found at the entrance to a bank.

Mail bomb in Berlinupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 15:53:00

A package containing explosives was found at German chancellor's office. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.

Greece bombings not linked to al Qaeda, government saysupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 15:53:00

A series of parcel bombs targeting embassies in Greece and officials across Europe "are not related to international terrorism and groups like al Qaeda," Greek government spokesman Giorgos Petalotis said Wednesday.

U.S. tourists unknowingly buy human skulls as souvenirsupdated: Fri Sep 17 2010 09:04:00

Two U.S. tourists unknowingly bought six human skulls in Greece, which they learned when they were stopped at the airport in Athens.

Greek police arrest 3 after hostage situation at bankupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 08:13:00

Police have arrested three people after a hostage situation at the National Bank of Greece on Monday, authorities said.

2 dead in Greek military chopper crashupdated: Fri Jul 30 2010 09:27:00

Two pilots died when a Greek military helicopter crashed near Athens Friday, the Ministry of Defense said.

Athens tense after striking drivers ordered back to workupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 08:47:00

The Greek capital was tense Thursday after the government ordered truck drivers back to work following a three-day strike.

Fortune: The Greek pocketbook snaps shutupdated: Mon Jul 12 2010 10:36:00

In Glyfada, an affluent coastal suburb of Athens, Aleka Maxtapolou, a 38-year old entrepreneur, spent almost an hour on a recent weekday evening hunting for an ATM that could dispense cash. "What have we come to when we can't even get the cash that's ours," she muttered under her breath with a laugh.

Athens blast kills at least oneupdated: Fri Jun 25 2010 09:48:00

One person was killed in an explosion at the Ministry of Citizen Protection in Athens, Greece, on Thursday, a ministry official said.

SI.com: Frank Deford: Countries usually reap little economic benefit from hosting major sporting eventupdated: Wed Jun 02 2010 13:38:00

Every time I hear another dismal report about how Greece is going to drag the whole world into an economic abyss, I ask out loud: Does anybody remember that only six years ago Athens proudly hosted the Summer Olympics?

Unrest in Greece shouldn't scare off tourists, experts sayupdated: Fri May 14 2010 07:47:00

The images coming from Greece this spring have been far from beautiful. Instead, the world has seen footage of angry rioters in Athens and police with tear gas.

A day in the life of a tourist in Greeceupdated: Fri May 14 2010 07:47:00

CNN's Diana Magnay puts on her sightseeing hat to find out how Greek tourism is being hit by the economic crisis.

CNNMoney: Greece to tap $18.4 billion in aidupdated: Tue May 11 2010 07:47:00

The Greek Ministry of Economy and Finance will request its first tranche of funding Tuesday from the European Union (EU), according to a press officer at the ministry in Athens.

Greeks strike over austerity measuresupdated: Tue May 04 2010 07:56:00

Athens, Greece (CNN) -- Greek workers went on strike Monday, marching to parliament to protest cuts in government spending demanded by international funders.

Athens' tense May Dayupdated: Mon May 03 2010 04:34:00

CNN's Diana Magnay reports from Athens, where anger over planned austerity measures has Greeks in the streets.

Thousands across the globe stage marches, protests on May Dayupdated: Sat May 01 2010 15:52:00

Thousands of people across the globe took to the streets on Saturday in annual demonstrations for May Day, the annual event marked by demonstrations demanding better working conditions.

Greeks protest austerity cuts at May Day rallyupdated: Sat May 01 2010 15:48:00

Greek protesters clashed with police who fired tear gas during the annual May Day rally on Saturday in Athens, where thousands of people gathering for the event seethed over government belt-tightening plans to deal with the country's debt problems.

Explosion at Greek neo-Nazi officeupdated: Fri Mar 19 2010 05:30:00

An explosion went off Friday at the office of a neo-Nazi group in Athens, Greek police said.

Thousands protest Greek austerity measuresupdated: Fri Mar 12 2010 06:10:00

Thousands of people marched through Athens Thursday as part of a 24-hour nationwide strike to protest further austerity measures by the embattled government.

Clashes as workers strike in Athensupdated: Thu Feb 25 2010 14:00:00

Police fired tear gas and clashed with youths on Athens' streets Wednesday, during otherwise peaceful demonstrations against an austerity program designed to bring down the country's deficit.

Fortune: In Greece, the people carry onupdated: Thu Feb 18 2010 10:10:00

The Greek maelstrom that's roiled the world's markets for the last two months is more than a matter of embarrassment for its government. It's become a matter of survival for Greeks.

Greek PM on financial woesupdated: Wed Feb 17 2010 04:19:00

Greece's prime minister tells Christiane Amanpour he sees the financial crisis as an opportunity to change.

Help! My bags didn't make the connectionupdated: Mon Feb 15 2010 15:00:00

Joshua Smith's fiancee spends an extra day in Athens after her airline forces her to recheck her luggage. Whose fault is this snafu? Her online agent's? The airline's? Or hers? And what, if anything, can be done about it?

Churches watching for arsonistupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 15:19:00

Church congregations in east Texas are on high alert after 10 churches were set on fire. KTRK's Christine Dobbyn reports.

Sketches released in Texas church fires probeupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 15:19:00

Authorities have issued sketches of three people sought in connection with the spate of eastern Texas church fires.

Healthy Getaway: Miamiupdated: Fri Feb 05 2010 18:05:00

Healthy isn't always the first word that comes to mind when describing this city. But beyond its nightlife exists another world, with no shortage of activities to challenge body and mind. I searched for Miami's healthier side and found it everywhere I looked.

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